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flashing point

noun, Physical Chemistry
1.
flash point (def 1).
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for flashing point

flash point

noun
1.
the lowest temperature at which the vapour above a liquid can be ignited in air
2.
a critical moment beyond which a situation will inevitably erupt into violence: the political mood has reached flash point
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